Alex Turner - Arctic Monkeys to headline Reading and Leeds Festivals

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Arctic Monkeys will headline this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.

The band - which includes frontman Alex Turner, guitarist Jamie Cook, drummer Matt Helders and bassist Nick O'Malley - are returning to the event after they topped the bill in 2009 and will play on the main stage at both sites for the UK festival which is scheduled between August 22-24.

They confirmed the news on their website, writing: ''Arctic Monkeys are pleased to announce they will be headlining Reading and Leeds Festival 2014.''

It was previously revealed Blink 182, who headlined in 2010, will play their only UK gigs at the two venues next year.

Bassist Mark Hoppus said last year: ''[The new] year will see us in the studio preparing new music, getting ready to rock the fine people of the UK.''

Singer/songwriter Jake Bugg will make his debut on the main stage at the event, while dance music duo Disclosure and metal band Of Mice and Men will also play at the festival.

Indie band Metronomy, US band Warpaint with Pusha T, Royal Blood, The 1975, and rap collection I Am Legion have also been announced as part of the line-up.


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